peanut butter crunch smoothie

by Kristina Sloggett

in Basil Pup, Breakfast, daily smoothie, Gluten Free, Second Breakfast, Smoothie, snacks, Vegan

Peanut butter and Chocolate. Always a classic combination, even if the recipe isn’t so classic. or even a recipe, really.

I am still reeling over my amazing weekend, and will recap every detail soon. I’m still on a plant-based high with a goofy grin, and there are some people still in Portland for a few more days so I’m spending time with new friends!

I managed to develop quite the sweet tooth as a result of all the amazing food we enjoyed this weekend. In three days. I crave sweets now, wanting dessert after dinner. Breakfast and lunch too, if I’m being honest.

Today I have the honor of guest posting for my friend Eden – whose blog I love for many reasons – she makes me laugh, inspires me to think, and instigates many fun comment conversations. So when she asked me to guest post, I put my thinking laptop on to come up with something fun.

This satisfies that sweet tooth.

The breakfast one.

The theme is “not on my blog” – visit Eden to see what I have to say.

What is your favorite chocolate peanut butter combination?

 

{ 56 comments… read them below or add one }

1 katie August 30, 2011 at 4:47 am

I always LOVE smoothies with a CRUNCH! This looks good!

I am so happy you had a great weekend, and can’t wait to see recaps! I hope you got lots of free goodies too!

Have a great day and enjoy the time with new friends!

xoxo <3

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2 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 11:19 am

free goodies everywhere! the swag recap is coming next! :D

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3 Lisa August 30, 2011 at 4:58 am

Mmmmm! I want that—I can almost taste it :)
My fave pb/choc combo is prob frozen pb cups when I make them with dark chocolate….yum!

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4 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 11:19 am

I’m with ya on the dark chocolate peanut butter cups, Lisa B! the BEST kind! :D

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5 Cookin' Canuck August 30, 2011 at 5:27 am

What a fun version of a smoothie! It sounds as though you had a wonderful weekend. I’m looking forward to reading about it.

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6 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 11:12 am

oh, it was SO VERY fun… I wish I could do it all over again this weekend!

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7 windycityvegan August 30, 2011 at 5:53 am

My favorite is a smoothie with frozen banana, raw cacao powder, blackstrap molasses, peanut butter, a couple drops of vanilla extract, and nut milk to thin it out as needed.

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8 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 11:12 am

sounds delicious!! I have all of those things – perhaps that will be my smoothie today!

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9 Heather (Where's the Beach) August 30, 2011 at 6:17 am

Um yummy! Even with the chocolate ;-) I can’t wait to hear about your weekend!

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10 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen August 30, 2011 at 6:25 am

I love you. I love Eden. I love peanut butter.

Done.

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11 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 11:10 am

me too, I love ALL of that too – and YOU!

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12 JL goes Vegan August 30, 2011 at 6:27 am

Hmmm, my body, full of awesome food cart salt, is craving that peanut butter crunch smoothie! LOL

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13 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 11:09 am

haaa – I’m so happy you tried some awesome carts while you were here! glad to hear you are home safe, how is that kitty?? is it an Irene or an Ernie?? :D XXO my friend, miss you!!

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14 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty August 30, 2011 at 6:34 am

Brilliant idea! I love having things to scoop out of my smoothie! YUM!

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15 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 11:00 am

me too – if I have to eat it with a spoon, I want some CRUNCH! :D

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16 brandi August 30, 2011 at 6:41 am

checking it out now! those look like panda puffs and I love them!

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17 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 10:59 am

they ARE panda puffs – Mmm! :D

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18 Holly @ The Runny Egg August 30, 2011 at 6:50 am

I loved your post on Eden’s blog.

Favorite choc/PB combo: I have to go with Reese’s PB cups :)

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19 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 10:59 am

I LOVE peanut butter cups! time for me to make more!!

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20 Kris @Krazy_Kris August 30, 2011 at 7:15 am

I am having a mad love affair with chocolate covered almonds. That almost counts, right?
It’s completely scandalous :)

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21 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 10:53 am

that ABSOLUTELY counts. maybe even more!

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22 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com August 30, 2011 at 7:32 am

That’s one beautiful and delicious looking smoothie. So creative. Can’t wait to read your recap on Vida Vegan :)

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23 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 10:53 am

thanks, Kiran! it hit the spot as far as my new sweet tooth goes…

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24 Allison @ PickyEatingRD August 30, 2011 at 8:29 am

I have weird texture issues and love this idea. I like anything with a crunch really and this looks perfect!

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25 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 10:49 am

I don’t have TOO many texture issues, but I understand them! :D if it’s something you HAVE to eat with a spoon, add the crunch!

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26 Eden August 30, 2011 at 8:35 am

I inspire you to laugh????
Ha! My heart fart farted!

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27 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 10:48 am

haa – I like this one better, too funny!

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28 Eden August 30, 2011 at 8:36 am

Oh shit! I meant to say “my heart just farted!”

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29 Dorry August 30, 2011 at 9:16 am

yummmmm. Going to have to check out that recipe! I have a big sweet tooth, and it’s definitely more active when I continue the cycle. If I forgo sweets after meals for a day or two, the cycle breaks…temporarily. As far as chocolate and PB together? I wouldn’t want to live without that combo. :)

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30 Dorry August 30, 2011 at 9:17 am

yummmmm. Going to have to check out that recipe! I have a big sweet tooth, and it’s definitely more active when I continue the cycle. If I forgo sweets after meals for a day or two, the cycle breaks…temporarily. As far as chocolate and PB together? I wouldn’t want to live without that combo. :) Can’t wait to hear more about your weekend! xoxo

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31 lindsay August 30, 2011 at 9:46 am

i have been loving her “not on my blog” series. too fun! and your the perfect addition, as always!

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32 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 10:47 am

thank you, Lindsay! it was fun to write! I love Eden, and this series is just genius – I’ve been loving it too!

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33 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm

What is your favorite chocolate peanut butter combination? = i have an entire recipe compilation post!!

Can’t pick just one :) but some of my nobake bars, nutterbutter bars, nutella bars, etc…those are winners with choc + PB

And I love puffins, or really any peanut buttery cereal, too!

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34 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 10:45 am

yep, you have many tasty looking creations on the chocolate peanut butter combination! :) peanut butter cereal is just GENIUS!

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35 Kristy Lynn @ Gastronomical Sovereignty August 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm

a spoon. i have to be honest, i don’t care for peanut butter on anything other than straight outta the jar. i did care, however, for your blog post @ eden’s – so i followed you here. please don’t press charges, i wanna be friends ;)

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36 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 10:43 am

hi Kristy Lynn!! glad you followed, glad you liked the post! thanks for coming by and saying hello – I’ve just been to your blog, poked around at several posts (great photography and I want to go on that pic nic!!) I’ll be following you now! have a great Wednesday!

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37 Roz@weightingfor50 August 30, 2011 at 1:44 pm

YUM!!! Hopping over to Eden’s site to check out your post. Have a sweet Tuesday.

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38 Pure2raw Twins August 30, 2011 at 8:04 pm

love all the layers and the crunch texture mixed in there! i love adding in different textures in creamy things…. maybe I am weird but somethings you just in a little bit of crunch haha

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39 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 10:39 am

I know and agree – I like a crunch and this is more of an Eat With A Spoon thing, so… bring on the crunch!

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40 Kath (My Funny Little Life) August 31, 2011 at 4:22 am

That looks like a trifle! Can you drink that? :D

Hm, I don’t do choc and PB combos because I’m not too fond of both …

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41 Kath (My Funny Little Life) August 31, 2011 at 4:22 am

But I might do almond butter and something else! :D

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42 Jay August 31, 2011 at 9:55 am

anything chocolate and peanut butter is perfect in MY book!! I just read your guest post and it was GREAT, wow lots of comments on it too! (-I’m not learning the exclamation point, however!!!) ;) very good article, all important points. thanks for sharing (-and yes, WHO is #1?)

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43 spabettie August 31, 2011 at 10:12 am

thank you, Jay! it was a fun one to write, definitely. ;) and as far as #1?? I’ll never tell…

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44 Barbara | Creative Culinary August 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I would like one now please? Too tired to make dinner but too hungry to not have anything at all…this would be perfect.

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45 spabettie September 1, 2011 at 11:12 am

ah, Barbara I wish I could have made this for you!! I know that feeling, being too tired but hungry! this would fill that void plus take care of dessert!

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46 kevin September 1, 2011 at 4:11 am

this is vegan, really? looks amazing. what kind of protein powder do you use thats vegan, and the chips too.

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47 spabettie September 1, 2011 at 11:04 am

indeed it is! the cereal is vegan and gluten free (Panda Puffs), the protein powder I use is SunWarrior chocolate, which is vegan and raw, and there are many chocolate chips that are naturally dairy free (dark chocolate) and easily made vegan. carob chips also work in place of chocolate.

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48 Dawn September 2, 2011 at 10:47 am

I had to laugh because what drew me to this photo is I thought the cereal was chickpeas! When I cliked in for a closer look I realized it was cereal. YUM.

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49 spabettie September 2, 2011 at 11:38 am

ha! well, Dawn, with all the recipes I’ve made with chickpeas, it probably wouldn’t be a surprise to see a smoothie. ;) (probably wouldn’t be GOOD, either!)

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50 Charissa September 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I love adding a crunch to my smoothies! This morning I added raw coconut chips to my chocolate protein smoothie…soooo good.

But now I’m out of them (sniff!)…

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51 spabettie September 2, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I love the crunch too! coconut chips sound really good :)

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52 Winnie September 19, 2011 at 9:05 am

YUMMY smoothie, my favorite combo! your article at edens eats is fun, also. I love her blog.

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53 Colleen Y September 19, 2011 at 11:10 pm

this sounds good – its that time of afternoon I;m craving chocolate, did a google search and found this, bring me one? LOL!

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54 Cary September 21, 2011 at 4:57 am

sounds delicious – what a fun idea!

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55 Jo December 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm

looks incredible!! I love the crunch, I gotta find that cereal!

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56 spabettie December 31, 2011 at 4:55 pm

thanks, Jo – I hope you can find it!

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